For the children of Immokalee, education is their way out of poverty, and Guadalupe Center is their vehicle.
The Center offers the only NAEYC-accredited Early Childhood Education Program in Collier County, an After-school Tutoring & Summer Enrichment Program for students K-2, and a college-preparatory Tutor Corps Program. Combined, the three core programs serve more than 1,700 students annually.
Guadalupe Center’s results are outstanding. More than 95% of our pre-K graduates enter school having met or exceeded Florida’s
kindergarten readiness standards and 100% of students in the After-school Program show academic gains in reading and math.
An astounding 100% of Tutor Corps seniors graduate high school and are accepted into college, a statistic that dates back 15 years. Most importantly, 94% of our Tutor Corps students graduate from college, compared to the national average for minority students of less than 20%. Our Tutor Corps alumni are now gainfully employed as educators, health care specialists, engineers, public service workers and business leaders. Several have been accepted into prestigious medical and graduate schools.